Frequently Asked Law Questions

wooden gavel and standWe understand that many injury victims and their families have a number of questions after an accident. To help answer some of the most frequently asked law questions, our lawyers have compiled this personal injury law FAQ.

If you have additional questions or would like to know if you have a case, contact Henness & Haight for a free case evaluation. Call 844.613.6275 to speak with a representative now. We are available to answer all of your personal injury law questions.

Do I have a case?

After an accident, many injury victims question if they have a case and have legal grounds to file a claim against a negligent party. Because every accident is different, an experienced personal injury attorney will review the details of your claim in order to determine if you have a case. We will determine if someone else’s negligent, careless or intentional acts caused your injury. In determining the role of negligence, we will have to determine if the at-fault party had a duty to provide appropriate care or a safe environment to the victim, if they breached that obligation through negligence or inaction, and if those actions directly caused the victim’s injuries.

Do I need a lawyer?

Because the insurance industry invests billions of dollars in training insurance claims adjusters in all aspects of the law in order to further the interests of the insurance company, there is almost no circumstance involving bodily injuries where a person does not need an attorney. Our accomplished attorneys can help level the playing field for innocent injury victims against large insurance companies. Studies have also shown people with injury claims recover more compensation when they hire an attorney compared to those who handle the matter on their own.

How much does a lawyer cost?

Henness & Haight provides all legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay nothing up front. Attorney’s fees and other costs are only paid if your case is successfully resolved. We only get paid when you get paid. If the case is not successfully resolved, our clients owe us nothing for the legal services we provided or the costs we advanced on behalf of our clients. Additionally, your initial consultation with our firm is always free and confidential.

When should I hire a lawyer?

If you have been injured in an accident, it is never too soon to hire a lawyer. Due to statutes of limitations, injury victims have a limited amount of time to file a personal injury claim, so it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. The more time that passes, the more difficult it becomes to enforce your rights and to protect you from the insurance industry’s attempts to compromise those rights.

Additionally, the attorney’s fee is usually the same whether the attorney is involved from the beginning or right before the case is resolved. Therefore, there is no cost benefit to waiting to hire an attorney. Once you hire Henness & Haight, all you need to focus on is recovering from your injuries.

How much is my case worth?

Determining how much a case is worth depends on a number of circumstances that are unique to your case. Once our attorneys have begun their investigation and information gathering for your claim, they will be able to provide a better estimate of the value of your case. When determining the amount of compensation owed to you, the severity of your injuries, the details of the incident, past and future medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, your ability to work, and your degree of fault in the accident will all be considered.

How will my medical expenses be paid?

After an unexpected accident, medical bills and other expenses can be overwhelming. By filing a personal injury lawsuit, you have begun the process toward recovery and begun the fight for recovering the maximum amount of compensation you deserve for your injuries. The compensation you recover will help cover the costs of your medical expenses, lost wages and other damages you have suffered as a result of your injuries. We can also offer referrals to our partner doctors and healthcare providers who understand your circumstances and will defer payment until we have resolved your case.

Why should I hire Henness & Haight?

Our firm is solely dedicated to helping those injured in accidents. We are committed to fighting for the rights of the injured and helping them recover the maximum amount of compensation they deserve for their injuries. We consider our clients part of the family and are willing to go the extra mile to ensure they receive justice.

If you have additional frequently asked law questions, call 844.613.6275.